Create Your Own Smartphone App With Infinite Monkeys – No Coding Knowledge Required

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how do you create an appIt would be great if we all had the time, skills, and patience to learn computer coding, especially since technology pervades so many areas of our life. But thankfully, there are applications and web developers out there who provide ways for the rest of us to produce apps with little or no coding skills.

Back in June, I reviewed one such web application called Buzztouch, which is designed to allow anyone to create their own smartphone application. Now a similar program has just been released called Infinite Monkeys, a web-based tool geared toward niche communities who want to share content on the iPhone and Android platforms. Infinite Monkeys is not as polished theme wise as Buzztouch, but unlike the latter, Infinite Monkeys, says the developers, “Is completely web-based, and works on any computer or tablet device. You never touch the source code and don’t have to know what it is or how it works.” There are several other differences that also might make Infinite Monkey more accessible to non-programmers than Buzztouch. But you’re free to explore both and see which fits your needs.

Web-based GUI

Infinite Monkeys’ web-based graphic user interface allows users to incorporate existing web content from social networking sites like Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and blogging sites.

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These web-based apps of course don’t compare to more advanced apps like Angry Birds, but they are great for small niche communities and businesses, such as school associations, sports teams, churches, musicians and restaurants, who want to share content privately or publicly.

Infinite Monkeys provides three different app platform models, ranging from free to the pro level version of $499. But for many users, the free HTML 5 web-based, and ad-supported model should suffice.

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Building An App

Infinite Monkey provides a seriously easy step-by-step process for creating a smartphone app in less than an hour; that is if you have an ample amount of content already posted on the web.

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The great thing about using a web-based platform is that you can constantly add content and updates to your app via your blog site, YouTube channel, photo sharing site, etc.

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The Infinite Monkey web application uses a familiar drag-and-drop process. You start off by giving your app a title, followed by choosing a privacy setting. You can make the app public, or private for closed community access which will prompt users to enter a password to view content.

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You can of course customize the background image and splash screen, as well as the font colors for the title and other text.

Core Content

The core content of your app consists of primarily news and third-party feeds such as your blog site(s) and specific URLs.

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Infinite Monkeys includes additional content models for music and books, food and beverages, events, sports, reference materials, and location services such as a map and directions.

With the click of a button you can easily preview your app at any point in the development process. The online app also includes an embedded short video tutorial for each of the three part steps and multifunction tools.

You have poor control over the content of your app, including links to streaming videos, live chatrooms, shared calendars for upcoming events, shopping links to recommended products, and tap–t0–call phone contact information.

Publishing App

The free version of Infinite Monkeys allows you to instantly post your HTML 5 version immediately to the web so that anyone with a web-enabled smartphone can access it through the assigned URL.

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Since your app is ad-supported, Infinite Monkeys will host it for free on their server. While it is not nearly as polished as professional apps that you will find in say the iTunes App Store, it does provide a way for anyone to get their content into this space.

For other mobile app development ideas, check out these articles:

Let us know what you think of Infinite Monkeys in the comments below. Does it cater to your needs or does an alternative app do a much better job?

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Comments (36)
  • Tara

    After I had left my comment here, I left a message with CEO Jay Shapiro via Linked In. He called me back within the hour and he took the time to not only explain everything to me but he apologized for my experience , refunded my payment and then gave me 6 months free. I wasn’t looking for a hand out, just some help. I fully rescind my previous statement. I am so impressed. He was kind, not condescending. Two thumbs up!!

  • Tara

    Not that thrilled with Infinite monkeys. I submitted all of my information, ie, proof of website ownership, proof of image ownership, etc… and waited for two weeks only to get an email from them stating that my app PROBABLY would be rejected by ITunes and Google Play. The line that said ‘Specifically’ was left blank. It then gave me (2) links to ITunes and Google Play guidelines that they expect me to read through and then try to figure out what I did wrong , fix it and then resubmit my app to them. I subscribed to the $12/month service and here I am with absolutely NO Help and generic emails. I see all these so called success stories. I looked at their apps and they are no different than mine. I have never made an app before. Such a disappointment and frankly, a waste of my time and money. They trick you into thinking it is instantly published-yes it is on THEIR site to drive traffic to them for potential business, No where in their initial advertising/or sign up to they indicate that your app is submitted for review. They also don’t tell you it is your responsibility to submit to google, for a $25 nonrefundable developer fee, and then you are on our own trying to figure that out. I suppose if I bought the $499 option I would not have these problems. Typical.

  • Rob Wood

    I Think i have got better solution from iCoderz ! They are developing best application with cheap rates ..http://bit.ly/qNtfy3

  • Ben Hartley

    I guess the Ion will be a better choice if you like how it looks. I personally like S because the size the color and the fact that it only have 3 buttons under the screen instead of 4. Also, the Ion supposed to give a better experience with its HSPA, however, I feel the 3G on S is good enough now if you are not planning to make video calls or use your phone to watch streaming films on the road.

  • David Caron

    Very interesting. I hope they have upgraded graphics.

    • Bakari Chavanu

      Thanks for sharing, Brendan. There are many Twitter clients to choose from, but I read somewhere that TweetDeck is among the leading third-party clients used outside of the web platform. I use TweetDeck off and on, but I find that it takes up too much space to leave open.

    • Bakari Chavanu

      Opps, ignore the above comment. It was meant for a response in another article.

    • Bakari Chavanu

      David, have you tried the program before?

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